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UFC 235 Update: Ex-Champ Cody Garbrandt to Face Pedro Munhoz in Las Vegas

The UFC 235 lineup continues to grow, as former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will return to meet Pedro Munhoz in Las Vegas on March 2.
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UFC 235 Update: Ex-Champ Cody Garbrandt to Face Pedro Munhoz in Las Vegas

The UFC 235 lineup continues to grow, as former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will return to meet Pedro Munhoz in Las Vegas on March 2.
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Cat Zingano Provides Update on Eye Injury; Considering Appeal of TKO Loss

It was definitely an unforgettable night for Cat Zingano last Saturday at UFC 232, though probably not in the way she would have wanted.
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Your Daily Jon Jones Update: Tales of Drugs and Woe

You know what’s weird? There’s an epic UFC card this weekend, with UFC 232 bringing us a massive fight between champs Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Plus, the card has the likes of BJ Penn, Uriah Hall, Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski. But would you know that based on the flow of news coming out of the event? Hell no. Because Jon Jones is on the card, and as usual, the former champ’s drug habits are overshadowing everything. EVERYTHING.

I mean, there’s a plus side to Jones’ shenanigans and all the press they attract. For instance, Deadspin is covering this UFC, when normally they’d maybe make one post about the aftermath of whatever happens on Saturday night. Here’s them harping on Dana White, who apparently doesn’t give a crap about all the taxes the fighters will have to pay because of the sudden move from Nevada to California.

UFC president Dana White was a bit of a shithead towards a reporter on Thursday during the press conference for the recently-relocated UFC 232. To make things easier for Jon Jones to participate in the headlining fight after an “atypical” drug test, the pay-per-view event was move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on six days’ notice. This move obviously does more than just inconvenience an audience of paying customers, it also screws over the fighters on the lower end of the night’s card, who suddenly have to factor in more taxes on their paycheck.

Naturally, this issue came up on Thursday. When asked if he would help compensate fighters who have to pay higher taxes because of the move, White simply turned the question on the reporter and tried to make himself look like a victim in this scenario.

Also, it seems that Lance Armstrong has chimed in about the Jones thing. This is according to champ Daniel Cormier. (Armstrong, you see, loved them performance enhancing drugs, just like Jones.)

Oh, guess what? Apparently the UFC was collecting these failed Jon Jones drug tests like they were a new fad. One wonders what took them so long in deciding to move UFC 232…

As per MMAFighting:

[Jeff] Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, appeared Thursday on The Joe Rogan Experience to explain Jones’ recent drug-testing situation and the UFC’s decision to uproot UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on less than a week’s notice. Novitzky revealed that Jones first tested positive for trace amounts of a longterm metabolite of oral turinabol in an Aug. 29 drug screening conducted by USADA. That test discovered eight picograms of the oral turinabol metabolite in Jones’ system and followed an Aug. 9 drug screening that came back clean. Novitzky said that Jones’ next drug test, on Sept. 18, also came back positive for 19 picograms of the same longterm oral turinabol metabolite.

Finally, here’s the man himself – Jones – rambling about… oh man, who knows. As per MMAFighting:

“I think through science I will be vindicated,” Jones said. “I passed the [polygraph] test with pretty much the FBI, which means if I was lying, I go to jail for perjury. I passed the polygraph test saying that I’ve never intentionally taken anything illegal to enhance myself and now that science is starting to show itself, you will realize that — half the people that are judging me haven’t opened a chemistry book since high school. It’s true, it’s so true. So people are ignoring the fact that a picogram, this shit is so small it almost should have never been brought up. It’s so small. It’s such a small amount, it has no effect.

“And I think a lot of the professionals, whether it’s USADA or the UFC are realizing Jon has actually been, he’s kind of like a guinea pig in this situation, almost wronged in this situation. Even though it was in me, I think this is a way of fixing a wrong and making it right again, by not canceling this fight and keeping the fight on ultimately for the fans because this could have been canceled. So even though a lot of fans got hurt in this situation, we saved the event. Look at all the people that got to be here, all the people that are planning on ordering the fight around the world. Like Dana said, the organization’s doing everything they can to make it right, giving discounts and comping families and doing all types of stuff. So changing the event instead of canceling the event I feel is the way of making this right.”

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Your Daily Jon Jones Update: Tales of Drugs and Woe

You know what’s weird? There’s an epic UFC card this weekend, with UFC 232 bringing us a massive fight between champs Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Plus, the card has the likes of BJ Penn, Uriah Hall, Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski. But would you know that based on the flow of news coming out of the event? Hell no. Because Jon Jones is on the card, and as usual, the former champ’s drug habits are overshadowing everything. EVERYTHING.

I mean, there’s a plus side to Jones’ shenanigans and all the press they attract. For instance, Deadspin is covering this UFC, when normally they’d maybe make one post about the aftermath of whatever happens on Saturday night. Here’s them harping on Dana White, who apparently doesn’t give a crap about all the taxes the fighters will have to pay because of the sudden move from Nevada to California.

UFC president Dana White was a bit of a shithead towards a reporter on Thursday during the press conference for the recently-relocated UFC 232. To make things easier for Jon Jones to participate in the headlining fight after an “atypical” drug test, the pay-per-view event was move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on six days’ notice. This move obviously does more than just inconvenience an audience of paying customers, it also screws over the fighters on the lower end of the night’s card, who suddenly have to factor in more taxes on their paycheck.

Naturally, this issue came up on Thursday. When asked if he would help compensate fighters who have to pay higher taxes because of the move, White simply turned the question on the reporter and tried to make himself look like a victim in this scenario.

Also, it seems that Lance Armstrong has chimed in about the Jones thing. This is according to champ Daniel Cormier. (Armstrong, you see, loved them performance enhancing drugs, just like Jones.)

Oh, guess what? Apparently the UFC was collecting these failed Jon Jones drug tests like they were a new fad. One wonders what took them so long in deciding to move UFC 232…

As per MMAFighting:

[Jeff] Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, appeared Thursday on The Joe Rogan Experience to explain Jones’ recent drug-testing situation and the UFC’s decision to uproot UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on less than a week’s notice. Novitzky revealed that Jones first tested positive for trace amounts of a longterm metabolite of oral turinabol in an Aug. 29 drug screening conducted by USADA. That test discovered eight picograms of the oral turinabol metabolite in Jones’ system and followed an Aug. 9 drug screening that came back clean. Novitzky said that Jones’ next drug test, on Sept. 18, also came back positive for 19 picograms of the same longterm oral turinabol metabolite.

Finally, here’s the man himself – Jones – rambling about… oh man, who knows. As per MMAFighting:

“I think through science I will be vindicated,” Jones said. “I passed the [polygraph] test with pretty much the FBI, which means if I was lying, I go to jail for perjury. I passed the polygraph test saying that I’ve never intentionally taken anything illegal to enhance myself and now that science is starting to show itself, you will realize that — half the people that are judging me haven’t opened a chemistry book since high school. It’s true, it’s so true. So people are ignoring the fact that a picogram, this shit is so small it almost should have never been brought up. It’s so small. It’s such a small amount, it has no effect.

“And I think a lot of the professionals, whether it’s USADA or the UFC are realizing Jon has actually been, he’s kind of like a guinea pig in this situation, almost wronged in this situation. Even though it was in me, I think this is a way of fixing a wrong and making it right again, by not canceling this fight and keeping the fight on ultimately for the fans because this could have been canceled. So even though a lot of fans got hurt in this situation, we saved the event. Look at all the people that got to be here, all the people that are planning on ordering the fight around the world. Like Dana said, the organization’s doing everything they can to make it right, giving discounts and comping families and doing all types of stuff. So changing the event instead of canceling the event I feel is the way of making this right.”

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Your Daily Jon Jones Update: Tales of Drugs and Woe

You know what’s weird? There’s an epic UFC card this weekend, with UFC 232 bringing us a massive fight between champs Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Plus, the card has the likes of BJ Penn, Uriah Hall, Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski. But would you know that based on the flow of news coming out of the event? Hell no. Because Jon Jones is on the card, and as usual, the former champ’s drug habits are overshadowing everything. EVERYTHING.

I mean, there’s a plus side to Jones’ shenanigans and all the press they attract. For instance, Deadspin is covering this UFC, when normally they’d maybe make one post about the aftermath of whatever happens on Saturday night. Here’s them harping on Dana White, who apparently doesn’t give a crap about all the taxes the fighters will have to pay because of the sudden move from Nevada to California.

UFC president Dana White was a bit of a shithead towards a reporter on Thursday during the press conference for the recently-relocated UFC 232. To make things easier for Jon Jones to participate in the headlining fight after an “atypical” drug test, the pay-per-view event was move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on six days’ notice. This move obviously does more than just inconvenience an audience of paying customers, it also screws over the fighters on the lower end of the night’s card, who suddenly have to factor in more taxes on their paycheck.

Naturally, this issue came up on Thursday. When asked if he would help compensate fighters who have to pay higher taxes because of the move, White simply turned the question on the reporter and tried to make himself look like a victim in this scenario.

Also, it seems that Lance Armstrong has chimed in about the Jones thing. This is according to champ Daniel Cormier. (Armstrong, you see, loved them performance enhancing drugs, just like Jones.)

Oh, guess what? Apparently the UFC was collecting these failed Jon Jones drug tests like they were a new fad. One wonders what took them so long in deciding to move UFC 232…

As per MMAFighting:

[Jeff] Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, appeared Thursday on The Joe Rogan Experience to explain Jones’ recent drug-testing situation and the UFC’s decision to uproot UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on less than a week’s notice. Novitzky revealed that Jones first tested positive for trace amounts of a longterm metabolite of oral turinabol in an Aug. 29 drug screening conducted by USADA. That test discovered eight picograms of the oral turinabol metabolite in Jones’ system and followed an Aug. 9 drug screening that came back clean. Novitzky said that Jones’ next drug test, on Sept. 18, also came back positive for 19 picograms of the same longterm oral turinabol metabolite.

Finally, here’s the man himself – Jones – rambling about… oh man, who knows. As per MMAFighting:

“I think through science I will be vindicated,” Jones said. “I passed the [polygraph] test with pretty much the FBI, which means if I was lying, I go to jail for perjury. I passed the polygraph test saying that I’ve never intentionally taken anything illegal to enhance myself and now that science is starting to show itself, you will realize that — half the people that are judging me haven’t opened a chemistry book since high school. It’s true, it’s so true. So people are ignoring the fact that a picogram, this shit is so small it almost should have never been brought up. It’s so small. It’s such a small amount, it has no effect.

“And I think a lot of the professionals, whether it’s USADA or the UFC are realizing Jon has actually been, he’s kind of like a guinea pig in this situation, almost wronged in this situation. Even though it was in me, I think this is a way of fixing a wrong and making it right again, by not canceling this fight and keeping the fight on ultimately for the fans because this could have been canceled. So even though a lot of fans got hurt in this situation, we saved the event. Look at all the people that got to be here, all the people that are planning on ordering the fight around the world. Like Dana said, the organization’s doing everything they can to make it right, giving discounts and comping families and doing all types of stuff. So changing the event instead of canceling the event I feel is the way of making this right.”

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Your Daily Jon Jones Update: Tales of Drugs and Woe

You know what’s weird? There’s an epic UFC card this weekend, with UFC 232 bringing us a massive fight between champs Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Plus, the card has the likes of BJ Penn, Uriah Hall, Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski. But would you know that based on the flow of news coming out of the event? Hell no. Because Jon Jones is on the card, and as usual, the former champ’s drug habits are overshadowing everything. EVERYTHING.

I mean, there’s a plus side to Jones’ shenanigans and all the press they attract. For instance, Deadspin is covering this UFC, when normally they’d maybe make one post about the aftermath of whatever happens on Saturday night. Here’s them harping on Dana White, who apparently doesn’t give a crap about all the taxes the fighters will have to pay because of the sudden move from Nevada to California.

UFC president Dana White was a bit of a shithead towards a reporter on Thursday during the press conference for the recently-relocated UFC 232. To make things easier for Jon Jones to participate in the headlining fight after an “atypical” drug test, the pay-per-view event was move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on six days’ notice. This move obviously does more than just inconvenience an audience of paying customers, it also screws over the fighters on the lower end of the night’s card, who suddenly have to factor in more taxes on their paycheck.

Naturally, this issue came up on Thursday. When asked if he would help compensate fighters who have to pay higher taxes because of the move, White simply turned the question on the reporter and tried to make himself look like a victim in this scenario.

Also, it seems that Lance Armstrong has chimed in about the Jones thing. This is according to champ Daniel Cormier. (Armstrong, you see, loved them performance enhancing drugs, just like Jones.)

Oh, guess what? Apparently the UFC was collecting these failed Jon Jones drug tests like they were a new fad. One wonders what took them so long in deciding to move UFC 232…

As per MMAFighting:

[Jeff] Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, appeared Thursday on The Joe Rogan Experience to explain Jones’ recent drug-testing situation and the UFC’s decision to uproot UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on less than a week’s notice. Novitzky revealed that Jones first tested positive for trace amounts of a longterm metabolite of oral turinabol in an Aug. 29 drug screening conducted by USADA. That test discovered eight picograms of the oral turinabol metabolite in Jones’ system and followed an Aug. 9 drug screening that came back clean. Novitzky said that Jones’ next drug test, on Sept. 18, also came back positive for 19 picograms of the same longterm oral turinabol metabolite.

Finally, here’s the man himself – Jones – rambling about… oh man, who knows. As per MMAFighting:

“I think through science I will be vindicated,” Jones said. “I passed the [polygraph] test with pretty much the FBI, which means if I was lying, I go to jail for perjury. I passed the polygraph test saying that I’ve never intentionally taken anything illegal to enhance myself and now that science is starting to show itself, you will realize that — half the people that are judging me haven’t opened a chemistry book since high school. It’s true, it’s so true. So people are ignoring the fact that a picogram, this shit is so small it almost should have never been brought up. It’s so small. It’s such a small amount, it has no effect.

“And I think a lot of the professionals, whether it’s USADA or the UFC are realizing Jon has actually been, he’s kind of like a guinea pig in this situation, almost wronged in this situation. Even though it was in me, I think this is a way of fixing a wrong and making it right again, by not canceling this fight and keeping the fight on ultimately for the fans because this could have been canceled. So even though a lot of fans got hurt in this situation, we saved the event. Look at all the people that got to be here, all the people that are planning on ordering the fight around the world. Like Dana said, the organization’s doing everything they can to make it right, giving discounts and comping families and doing all types of stuff. So changing the event instead of canceling the event I feel is the way of making this right.”

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Your Daily Jon Jones Update: Tales of Drugs and Woe

You know what’s weird? There’s an epic UFC card this weekend, with UFC 232 bringing us a massive fight between champs Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Plus, the card has the likes of BJ Penn, Uriah Hall, Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski. But would you know that based on the flow of news coming out of the event? Hell no. Because Jon Jones is on the card, and as usual, the former champ’s drug habits are overshadowing everything. EVERYTHING.

I mean, there’s a plus side to Jones’ shenanigans and all the press they attract. For instance, Deadspin is covering this UFC, when normally they’d maybe make one post about the aftermath of whatever happens on Saturday night. Here’s them harping on Dana White, who apparently doesn’t give a crap about all the taxes the fighters will have to pay because of the sudden move from Nevada to California.

UFC president Dana White was a bit of a shithead towards a reporter on Thursday during the press conference for the recently-relocated UFC 232. To make things easier for Jon Jones to participate in the headlining fight after an “atypical” drug test, the pay-per-view event was move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on six days’ notice. This move obviously does more than just inconvenience an audience of paying customers, it also screws over the fighters on the lower end of the night’s card, who suddenly have to factor in more taxes on their paycheck.

Naturally, this issue came up on Thursday. When asked if he would help compensate fighters who have to pay higher taxes because of the move, White simply turned the question on the reporter and tried to make himself look like a victim in this scenario.

Also, it seems that Lance Armstrong has chimed in about the Jones thing. This is according to champ Daniel Cormier. (Armstrong, you see, loved them performance enhancing drugs, just like Jones.)

Oh, guess what? Apparently the UFC was collecting these failed Jon Jones drug tests like they were a new fad. One wonders what took them so long in deciding to move UFC 232…

As per MMAFighting:

[Jeff] Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, appeared Thursday on The Joe Rogan Experience to explain Jones’ recent drug-testing situation and the UFC’s decision to uproot UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on less than a week’s notice. Novitzky revealed that Jones first tested positive for trace amounts of a longterm metabolite of oral turinabol in an Aug. 29 drug screening conducted by USADA. That test discovered eight picograms of the oral turinabol metabolite in Jones’ system and followed an Aug. 9 drug screening that came back clean. Novitzky said that Jones’ next drug test, on Sept. 18, also came back positive for 19 picograms of the same longterm oral turinabol metabolite.

Finally, here’s the man himself – Jones – rambling about… oh man, who knows. As per MMAFighting:

“I think through science I will be vindicated,” Jones said. “I passed the [polygraph] test with pretty much the FBI, which means if I was lying, I go to jail for perjury. I passed the polygraph test saying that I’ve never intentionally taken anything illegal to enhance myself and now that science is starting to show itself, you will realize that — half the people that are judging me haven’t opened a chemistry book since high school. It’s true, it’s so true. So people are ignoring the fact that a picogram, this shit is so small it almost should have never been brought up. It’s so small. It’s such a small amount, it has no effect.

“And I think a lot of the professionals, whether it’s USADA or the UFC are realizing Jon has actually been, he’s kind of like a guinea pig in this situation, almost wronged in this situation. Even though it was in me, I think this is a way of fixing a wrong and making it right again, by not canceling this fight and keeping the fight on ultimately for the fans because this could have been canceled. So even though a lot of fans got hurt in this situation, we saved the event. Look at all the people that got to be here, all the people that are planning on ordering the fight around the world. Like Dana said, the organization’s doing everything they can to make it right, giving discounts and comping families and doing all types of stuff. So changing the event instead of canceling the event I feel is the way of making this right.”

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UFC Fighter Gives Update On His Power Drill Scrotum Injury

The Ultimate Fighter 27 alum Bryce Mitchell was undoubtedly looking to make headlines following his first UFC win in July of 2018, but not like this. The 24 year old featherweight is best known these days for being ‘the UFC fighter that got his nutsack ripped off by a power drill.’ Yes, that’s right. And no, this isn’t a clickbait over-exaggeration. Here’s what happened in Mitchell’s own words:

Fortunately, we can now relay the good news that Bryce’s private parts have been successfully re-attached with no lasting damage. Here’s MMA Fighting’s update with Bryce, who seems to find all this just as funny as everyone else, even if the incident did almost kill him.

“It was like my stomach dropped and I thought that my dick had been ripped off and my balls was gone and my stomach just dropped like it’s never dropped before. Felt like a five-gallon tank was sitting in my stomach and I just couldn’t believe it. I thought, ‘Well, shit I’m dead. I’m gonna sit here and bleed out.’ I looked down and everything was still good, so I got lucky.”

“Basically what happened is I was pre-drilling some wood, trying to put some bolts through it, and I had one of those drill bits that eats through wood on it,” said Mitchell. “It’s titanium-plated, eats right through wood. Well, I stuffed that in my pants because I was holding the board and I moved and it pulled the trigger, wrapped up my nuts around that drill bit and just ripped ‘em to f*ckin’ shreds, man. Just ripped ‘em to shreds. But luckily, my testicles did not get ripped off. That was a big thing. My testicles actually wrapped up there for a minute, when it first happened I thought I lost a testicle — it would have damn near killed me, as far as I was away from the hospital, as long as the treatment took, the amount of blood that I lost. I probably would have died if the testicle would have got ripped off.

“I get to sit back and rap about it now, but man, I really f*cked up. I really, really f*cked up, and you shouldn’t put a f*ckin’ drill in your pants, it’s just not smart.”

Mitchell credited his MMA training for helping him to stay calm during a situation that probably would have overwhelmed many others. Shockingly, the whole thing was sewn back up with just 13 stitches and the UFC featherweight has made a full recovery. He hopes to return to the Octagon sometime in January or February 2019.

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Your Weekly Conor McGregor Update

If the MMA world goes too long without Conor McGregor, it starts to fall apart. UFC champs fail to make weight, and lose their belts as a result. People get injured. People file lawsuits. It’s nuts.

But with our favorite Irishman supposedly facing off against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 228, well, we can all rejoice. Rejoice!

And the UFC can kick their hype machine in high gear and start spending some of that allotted marketing budget.

Oh wait, it looks like they already have…

So I guess if you set aside the always lingering possibility that Nurmagomedov could get injured at the last minute and McGregor instead has to face Dustin Poirier, the biggest topic of debate is can Khabib beat Conor.

Sure he can. With his wrestling prowess and constant, suffocating pressure, he can beat anyone. And he has!

But the flipside to that coin is whether or not McGregor can knock the Dagestani out before grappling even becomes a factor. And guess what? McGregor excels and landing knockout punches while moving backward, and with his insane accuracy, he’s able to tag nearly any exposed chin. Remember former champ Eddie Alvarez?

All that combat stuff is actually only half the reason we’ll be tuning in, of course. The other half is for whatever gems spill forth from McGregor’s mouth… because the man is one hell of a self-promoter, and his trash-talk is the best, bar none.

Will McGregor make fun of the bear Nurmagomedov used to wrestle? Will he throw some shade on that big, fuzzy hat? I just don’t know.

I do know it will be awesome.

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